A Summer Intensive for Theatre Lovers Ages 10-17

Returning To DPAC This Summer July 11-15, 2022

Next Stop Broadway® is a week-long program consisting of classes, workshops, and rehearsals focused on classic Broadway shows. A staff of Broadway professionals teaches participants ensemble songs and choreography from hit shows from the “Golden Age of Broadway” and participants work together throughout the week to create unique skits. The program culminates with an “Opening Night” performance for family and friends on DPAC’s stage!

This program encourages teamwork and is designed to teach the importance of building a strong Ensemble. All participants are part of the Ensemble; no auditions are required and there are no “lead” roles. Previous theater experience is celebrated but not necessary, and anyone with an interest in the performing arts is welcome.

Our apologies, Next Stop Broadway has sold out. Occasionally spots do become available, so at this time your best bet is to place your name and contact information on our waitlist. All those on our waitlist this year will receive a special pre-sale opportunity when the program returns to Durham in 2023.

2022 Next Stop Broadway Waitlist


DPAC will accept scholarship applications any time before May 13, 2022, using the link below.

Apply for a 2022 Next Stop Broadway Scholarship

Video Recap


Meet the Director, Tony Parise

Meet the Director, Tony Parise

Tony Parise began his professional theatrical career as a performer at the age of 10 in a production of OLIVER! with Sid Ceaser. He appeared in the first national tour of A CHORUS LINE, and was on Broadway in 42ND STREET, ME AND MY GIRL, and CITY OF ANGELS.

On the other side of the footlights, Mr. Parise has directed and/or choreographed HELLO, DOLLY starring Madeline Kahn, WHERE'S CHARLEY? starring Jo Sullivan and Emily Loesser, MAME, SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS, THE MUSIC MAN, CRAZY FOR YOU, DAMES AT SEA, ON THE 20TH CENTURY, FUNNY GIRL, LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, OLIVER, CINDERELLA, SOUTH PACIFIC, and national companies of ANYTHING GOES, GREASE!, 42ND STREET and ME AND MY GIRL.

Off-Broadway credits include choreography for PIRATES OF PENZANCE, (Lucille Lortel Nomination), co-choreography for PAGEANT, movement for RAFT OF THE MEDUSA, and co-direction and staging for BALANCING ACT, by "Mr. Nunsense", Dan Goggin. Other New York credits include MACY'S 100th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION in Herald Sq., MACY’S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE, and choreography for Bernadette Peters' Carnegie Hall and Radio City Music Hall debuts.

Internationally, Mr. Parise has mounted companies of 42ND STREET in London, Australia, New Zealand, and Korea, ME AND MY GIRL in Mexico City, ANYTHING GOES at the Theater Des Westens in Berlin, and has choreographed for Italian TV in Milan.

Teaching credits include master classes throughout this country and abroad with such organizations as: AMDA, Boston Ballet, New Zealand School of Dance, and the Philadelphia College of Performing Arts. Tony created TAP! and TAP 2! for Fleet Boston's Family Music Series.

Face Covers at DPAC’s - Next Stop Broadway

  • While some municipalities in the State have ended their face cover requirements, at this time face covers are still required at DPAC as called for by Durham County government order. This ongoing requirement (or any changes with this requirement) will be communicated to registered students and their families before the beginning of camp.
  • We acknowledge that there could be a good deal of change regarding face covers and other safety measures recommended for educational settings in the coming months. If changes occur that result in any concern, full refunds will be offered up until May 1, 2022.

What is the cost?

$550 per person, not including taxes.

If our summer plans change, can we return our spot for a refund?

We understand that your plans might change. You can request to return your spot and will receive a full refund up until June 13, 2022. Your spot will then be offered to the next person in line on our waitlist. Any requests that come in after June 13th will be considered on a case-by-case basis.


To request a return and refund, please email Megan Rindoks at mrindoks@dpacnc.com.

Is there a deadline for registration?

Yes, the registration deadline is June 13, 2022.

Do note that this program is limited to 100 students (80 paid and 20 scholarship) and that spaces are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Is there a deadline for scholarship applications?

Yes, the scholarship application deadline is May 13, 2022.

When will we know if we received the scholarship?

All applicants will be contacted in the spring, no later than June 13, 2022.

What time is the program?

Monday-Thursday 8:30am-5pm, Friday 8:30am-7pm

Will lunch be provided?

No, cast members are responsible for bringing their own lunches each day.

Want to join the Next Stop Broadway mailing list?

Sign up for the mailing list here to receive emails including on-sale announcements and more.